Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

The Phoenix Police Department has had Civilian Oversight for Many Years

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, PLEA, was founded in 1975 as “The Professional Association of Phoenix Police Officers” and has served as the sole certified bargaining unit for rank and file Phoenix Police Officers, known by the City as “Unit …

Police Officers Have Due Process Rights Too

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, PLEA, represents approximately 2500 rank and file Phoenix Police Officers and Detectives including the officers who were involved in an incident which has now become national news due to a privately filmed video which was …

Officers’ Assailant Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

On September 13, 2016, Phoenix Police Officers Ryan Hoffrichter and Jeremy Pyles had just finished taking care of a vulnerable adult call at the QuikTrip located at 2535 West Camelback Road when their Supervisor, Sergeant Anthony Pankowski, arrived to follow …

Officers’ Assailant Denied Parole

On July 30, 1992, Phoenix Police Officers Dave Logan and Marla Wasser were working the Safe Streets Program in the Garfield Neighborhood with the former Organized Crime Bureau and initiated contact with two subjects in the area of North 9th …

Paul Rutherford Benefit Cookout Nets $75,000

On Monday, March 25, 2019, a benefit breakfast and cookout for fallen Phoenix Police Officer Paul Rutherford was held at PLEA which ran from 8:00 am until 11:30 pm.  Breakfast, with choices of pancakes, eggs, and bacon was served until …

Fallen Officer Fundraiser Breakfast and Cookout

Phoenix Police Officer Paul Rutherford, #6403, was tragically killed in the line of duty on March 21, 2019 when he was struck by a vehicle while investigating an unrelated crash in the area of 7500 West Indian School Road.

Sanderson Ford First Responder Program

Sanderson Ford, located at 6400 North 51st Avenue in Glendale, has been consistently ranked as Arizona’s number one Ford dealer and has won corporate and community awards for decades, including the Ford “President’s Award” for excellence since its inception.

Officer Fike’s Killer Denied Clemency

Phoenix Police Officer Robert T. Fike was shot and killed by Matthew Milburn on January 8, 1986 shortly after Officer Fike contacted him while he was inside a vehicle parked behind the Circle K Store located at 1111 East Indian …